Goodbye Old Earl

Today John and I said good-bye to Earl, our trusty Explorer that has been a part of our family for the past 4 years. Obviously with another set of twins on the way, we needed to get something that would hold 4 car seats and provide room for traveling. But it wasn't easy saying goodbye. I'm not sure if it's because I'm preggo or what, but I got a little misty-eyed at the dealership!

Earl has survived running through a brick mailbox, being crashed into the garage (let me just note that both of those are John Rosenbaum accidents), having goldfish thrown all over the backseat, coffee spills (I'll claim these) and a random red juice stain that no one seems to remember. He's been a good camping buddy, driven us numerous times down to Round Rock and has been relatively maintenance free. But my favorite thing about Earl is that he's the car that brought our babies home from the hospital (this is what really brought the tears).

So we say good-bye to you Earl. You were a great car for our family and you will be missed!! We hope the next family that buys you loves you as much as we do. :)